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January 26, 2022
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent a letter today to the U.S. House Select Committee and United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, providing information about coordination between the former president and people in Michigan to overturn the legitimate outcome of the 2020 election.

The letter ensures members of the Committee and leaders at the Department of Justice are aware of relevant recent and past events that occurred in Michigan.

“As more information has surfaced about the attempts to thwart the will of Michigan’s 5.5 million voters, we have been able to connect the dots between activities that occurred here in Michigan and at the national level to overturn what was the most secure election in our state’s history,” said Benson. “As the efforts to overturn the election ultimately led to the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, it is my firm belief that all Americans have a patriotic duty to nation and our democracy to support the Committee in their work.”
This is the second time Secretary Benson has communicated directly with the Committee, including an interview with investigators in November 2021.

> Copies of the letter and documentation sent to the Committee and Attorney General Garland
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